Welcome to Springfield Pottery

There is always something new going on at Springfield Pottery! Please use this site to keep you informed of our current and upcoming class schedules, exhibitions listings, Claymobile happenings, First Friday info, gallery news, residency opportunities and other exciting events. We want to thank everyone for their continued support through the years of our ever growing community clay center and fine craft gallery!

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Current Exhibition

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Head and Heartland
Sharon Harper
April  1-23, 2016
Opening Reception: April 1, 6-10PM during First Friday Art Walk
Springfield Pottery will host:Head and Heartland; featuring the work of  artist Sharon Harper. This contemporary clay show highlights the ceramic work of  local  Missouri artist Sharon Harper and will be on display in the exhibition gallery at Springfield Pottery April 1-23 .  Head and Heartland is a collection of handbuilt ceramic work inspired by mental, emotional and physical travels.An opening reception for the artist will be held on Friday, April 1, from 6 pm – 10 pm during the First Friday Art Walk.
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First Friday Art Walk + Donation Drive


Springfield Pottery is honored to host our very first donation drive in conjunction with the First Friday Art Walk.   This month’s recipient will be Isabel’s House.  Isabel’s House is a crisis nursery located here in Springfield, Missouri.  Their mission is “To provide immediate refuge for children ages birth to 12 whose families are in crisis. By partnering with families and the community, we will strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect.

Child abuse and neglect is preventable, which is why Isabel’s House provides 24/7/365 care for the community’s most vulnerable children when the family is in crisis. Families who bring their children to Isabel’s House partner with our team of Family Advocates to create a plan specific to each situation, and our team works to connect parents and caregivers with the right resources to address their crises and build up the family.

The statistics are overwhelming:

  • Greene County continues to record one of the highest rates of child abuse and neglect in the state of Missouri – nearly 7 children substantiated per 1,000
  • Child abuse and neglect has been identified as a “Red Flag” by the CFO’s Community Focus Reports since 2005
  • The physical, psychological, emotional, and societal impact of child abuse and neglect are lifelong
  • Statistically speaking, a child in Missouri is abused or neglected every 2 hours

Here’s what we are asking you to do:

  1. Bring a new item from the Isabel’s House wishlist  located at the bottom of this post.
  2. Come to Springfield Pottery during the First Friday Art Walk on April 1, 6:00-10:00pm.
  3. Drop off your item in the gallery in our donation box.
  4. Enjoy the ceramic exhibition by artist Sharon Harper: Head and Heartland.
  5. Leave knowing you made an impact on the needs of children in our community.

Wish List

IMMEDIATE NEED: Please consider purchasing for us or donating gift cards for the purchase of: **NEW SHOES** Boys Toddler sizes 6, 10-13 || Boys Youth size 1, 3, 8 || Girls Toddler sizes 2, 3, 7, 9 || Girls Youth sizes 1-3, 4, 8

  • Gift Cards for clothing and household needs
  • Bus Passes and Taxi Vouchers for families
  • New Shoes, Socks, and Undergarments, all genders/sizes
  • Size 4 Diapers
  • Kid-friendly Chapstick
  • Hair-Rinsing Pitchers
  • Hairbrushes (not combs)
  • Light Bulbs (help us go long-life and energy-efficient!)
  • Cascade “Complete Action” Dishwasher Paks
  • Card stock, white and various colors
  • Washable Markers and Tempera Paints
  • Healthy Snacks and Juices
  • Age-appropriate (E) XBox video games
  • Enfamil Newborn, Infant, or Gentlease formula, unopened
  • Command Strips (all sizes)
  • LARGE Reusable Shopping Bags

**For almost all items, our golden rule is: if it’s not special enough for your children, it’s probably not special enough for our children! Please donate new/ unused items.

Thank you for helping to make our donation drive a success and helping a child in need during Child abuse prevention month!



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Now Enrolling For Next Class Session-March 2016

IMG_7286Now Enrolling for the 2016 Class Session!
Week of March 7th – Week of April  30th

We are now accepting enrollment for our next session of classes beginning in March 2016. This next session will begin the week of March 7th and run through the week of April 30th. Students come once a week to their scheduled three hour class time. Functional Pottery and Hand building classes are available. Each class meets for eight weeks. All skill levels are welcome and no prior experience is ever required. Class fee is $195 and includes all tools, materials, and firings. Spots fill up quickly, so call the studio at 417-864-4677 to inquire about the various times and days available.

Mondays: 6:00-9:00
Tuesdays: 6:00-9:00
Wednesdays: 11:00-2:00 OR 6:00-9:00
Thursdays: 6:00-9:00
Saturdays: 10:00-1:00

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Gift Certificates Make Great Gifts!

Still looking for that perfect gift for that special someone? Stop by the studio today and check out our wonderful selections of fine craft in the gallery.  We carry work by more than 45 local, regional and national artists.  We also offer gift certificates that can be used both in the gallery or towards a gift of a class session at Springfield Pottery.



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